god does not want a house built by men, but faithfulness to his word, to his plan. it is god, himself, who builds a house, from living stones, sealed by his spirit, joseph is a protector because he is able to hear god's voice and be guided by his will. and for this reason, he is all the more sensitive to the persons entrusted to his safekeeping. he can look at things realistically. he is in touch with his surroundings. he can make truly wise decisions. in him, dear friend, we learn how to respond to god's call, readily and willingly. we see the core of the christian vocation, which is christ. let us protect christ in our lives so we can protect others, so that we can protect creation.